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Minor earthquake: M3.61 quake has struck near Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic

Earthquake location 18.0958S, -68.3793WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.61 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Boca de Yuma in Dominican Republic. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 10:05:28 / January 7, 2021 @ 10:05 am. The temblor was detected at 10:05:28 / 10:05 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: pr2021007008. Ids that are associated to the event: pr2021007008. Exact location of event, depth 66 km, -68.3793° West, 18.0958° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 66 km (41 miles).

The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Romana (c. 208 400 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Salvaleón de Higüey (c. 123 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Punta Cana (c. 100 000 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Guaymate (c. 6 200 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Otra Banda (c. 6 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from San Rafael del Yuma (c. 5 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Guaymate, La Romana, Otra Banda (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Dominican Republic (c. 9 824 000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 39 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.61 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 18.0958° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-07 10:05:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-07 10:35:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 200 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pr The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pr, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.4181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type md The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pr2021007008 Id of event.
Event Code 2021007008 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pr2021007008, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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